December 8

Endicott officials are looking at a new industry to bring to the area

first_imgWhen it comes to a location, Endicott officials say they are working with Huron to make a decision, and they may have found the perfect fit. The potential lot is part of the Huron Campus and sits on the corner of North Street and Hayes Street. June’s recycling bill for the Village of Endicott was about $40,000. By recycling glass locally at a future facility in Endicott, those transportation costs could be drastically cut. After doing some research, Endicott officials learned approximately 40 percent of the waste is glass. Glass is a heavy and non-biodegradable material. “We don’t want to pay to transport all of this, that’s the largest cost of recycling because of the weight,” said Chapman. “If we could recapture 20 percent of that $40,000, and you do that month after month, after month, that is huge for the village,” said Chapman. “One of the major components of attracting a glass recycling company is going to be the location, and to [be near] a railroad,” said Chapman. center_img Officials say they are now looking at the safety of recycling glass. According to Chapman, glass particles are released during recycling, but can be captured safely with heavy machinery. The money that would be saved comes directly from the village’s general fund. Endicott officials are now meeting with local leaders to discuss future plans, as well as New York State law when it comes to recycling products like glass. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — After the Taylor Garbage fire in January, Endicott officials saw garbage prices skyrocket. Now, they are looking at a solution to cut those costs. “We had to find something to lower this cost, because we can’t sustain this type of cost recycling. It’s costing the village taxpayers too much money,” said Endicott Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman. last_img read more